Friday, May 25, 2018

2018 Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Quick Quotes is thrilled to be a part of the 2018 Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

The Spring and Summer edition of the wildly popular Coffee Lover's Blog Hop begins today! Quick Quotes is a super sponsor for this hop and if you play along you have a chance to win a $25 Online Gift Certificate*.

There's also a flash prize available of a set of 3 coffee themed PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

There is plenty of time to upload your project, so be sure you link up for a chance at tons of fabulous prizes by many sponsors!

Dates: Friday, May 25 - Friday, June 1
Theme: Spring | Summer
Use: Coffee, Tea and/or Cocoa Images or Theme

For all the important information about winners and linking up for this hop, please be sure you visit: 2018 Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play, 
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.) 


"But First... Coffee!" by Connie Mercer

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Midnight Confessions, Vanilla Cream, Cherry Blossom and Light Moss

Other Products:
Wendy Vecchi / Notepad
Joy Clair / Coffee Quotes
Fun Stampers Journey / Dark Roast


"It's a Good Life" by June Swart

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack *coming soon*
Farm House 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Latte and Mocha Mama

Other Products:
Coffee Cup Stamps by Verve Stamps
Foam Squares by 3L
Gold Thread


"Friendship" by Dorlene Durham

Quick Quotes Products:
Whistlin' Dixie Papers: 103 and 107
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Cool Gray
Other Products:
Lila Grey Elements 2
Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge
Hampton Art


How've you bean? by Louise Spergel

Quick Quotes Products:
Whistlin' Dixie Papers: 103 and 107
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Coal Miner, Mahogany and Mocha Mama

Other Products:
Water brush from CTMH
Acrylic stamps from Fiskars

Enjoy the Journey by Alicia
Quick Quotes Products:
Who cares what the question is? by Neva
Quick Quotes Products
Whistlin’ Dixie Papers: 103, 106 and 107
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Kokomo
Thanks so much for stopping on over - please be sure to check out the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog post HERE for all of the hop details on how to participate!

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Life is Sweet with Rebecca!

Good Morning, everyone! It's Rebecca hosting today's blog post.

Last week, I had the great opportunity to work the booth for Quick Quotes in Novi, Michigan. The Harmony paper collection just screamed at me to take it home! It is a beautifully elegant, neutral paper pack with soft greens and creams. That is just perfect for weddings and in this case...  coffee!

  1. I die cut the card base from kraft cardstock.
  2. I die cut the matting pieces from Harmony 101
  3. I used a coffee charms die to assemble the coffee accents.

  1. I inked all the edges of the card base with PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  2. I repeated this step with the matting pieces.
  3. I then assembled all the pieces, adding a few flowers and leaves, as well.

                              With the leftover pieces, I created a very simple, universal card.

Quick Quotes Products:
Harmony 500
Harmony Papers
PowerPuff Chalk Inks: Amaretto

Other Products Used: 
Coffee Charms Die by Karen Burniston
Stair Step Die by Spellbinders
Nuvo Drops

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Caffeinated Inspiration with Alicia!

Hello, Alicia with you today with some coffee inspired creations.   

I love using Quick Quotes papers for die cutting.  Whether its an electronic or manual machine, these papers cut perfectly.  This die set was so cute, I had to make more than one card.

The many components of this pop up card work wonderfully with the double sided coordinating Quick Quotes papers.  You can be sure it all matches beautifully.  

This coffee cup is also a gift card holder.  It has two tabs cut in the back in to which you can easily slip the gift card.

The entire card open to reveal the pop up.  The mechanism relies on two tabs nestled behind the napkin.

My second card is much the same.  I used the striped piece of Spring Showers Paper.  I also continued to use the blue and white woodgrain papers in the scallop die cut shape.


Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack (100, 101, 102. and 105)
Other Products:
Coffee Dies by Karen Burniston
Scalloped Circle Dies by Spellbinders
Sentiment Dies by Karen Burniston and Frantic Stamper
White, Grey and Brown Card Stock
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
~ Alicia

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spring Inspiration with May Club Q by Louise

Hello! Louise here with another project featuring pieces from the amazing May Club Q Kits.

The layout kit contains everything you need to make two double page layouts. In my family, each season has its sport and in the Spring it's track. By combining papers from both page kits and using the prints on the reverse sides, I was able to quickly assemble this Spring Track page.

I am making a single scrapbook for my son's high school years. I like to make a double page summary for each sports season with a few photos and his best times. He likes to chose some of the photos for these pages. The boys on his team typically take some fun posed shots at the last track meet of the season. I left some space on the right for those.

All of the papers in this project are edged with PowderPuff Chalk ink in Navy, Cactus, or Lipstick. 

Here is a close-up of the left side:

High school sports are as much about the friendship and the experience as they are about the sport itself. The quotes and phrases included with the kit express this perfectly. (The journaling spot and the phrases come from the Earth Wind Fire 500 paper which is included in the altered project kit).

I also added some chevrons which I die-cut from extra pieces included with the kit.

Here is a close-up of the banner. The large pennants came from the same phrases sheet. I like to tie knots in the twine along the top of my banners. I get the knots to line-up with the corners by working slowly and adhering the twine to the paper as I proceed.

This design can easily be adapted to any Spring sport. I cut the large red ring in half to symbolize the rounded end of the track oval. If I was scrapping a sport with a ball, I probably would keep the ring whole and put it elsewhere on the page.

There is plenty of product included in this kit, so after making this page, I have enough papers left to make another double page layout similar to the ones in the instructions and all of the altered projects.

I have really enjoyed working with the May Club Q Kits. I hope I have shown you how wonderful and flexible these kits are.

Quick Quotes Products:
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: NavyCactus and Lipstick

Other Products:
Metal dies from Quickutz, Spellbinders, and WRMK
Twine from Twinery

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Living the Dream with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here. Today I have a beautiful Mother's Day layout using Quick Quotes' new Spring Showers collection.

This page was super easy to create. Here is the step-by-step:
  • Start with a 12" x 12" Spring Showers 102. Ink edges with Feather Gray and Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink. (Note: all papers were chalked with these inks.)
  • Cut a 7.25" x 10" rectangle from Spring Showers 103. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Cut a 3.5" x 11.5" banner from Spring Showers 102. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Print 2 photos with Canon Photo Printer.
  • Mat photos with Spring Showers 105. Ink edges and adhere.
  • Add title from Farm House 600. Ink edges and adhere.  
  • Fussy cut large flower bouquet from Spring Showers 100. Ink edges and adhere with Foam Squares for dimension.
  • Finish with journaling at the bottom.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Feather Gray and Capri Blue

Canon Products:
Selphy CP1200 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Selphy High-Capacity Color Ink/Paper Set

Don't forget about our Challenge 87, which is all about adding dimension to your projects, like I did with the floral bouquet. Your can check it out here. There is a $25 gift certificate to Quick Quotes up for grabs!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Let's Swim with Neva!

Good morning Quick Quotes aficionados, summer is coming!

Neva here to share a layout using Spring Showers. Originally, I planned to use 103 for both the dots and argyle pattern, but the stripes of 101 really popped against the brick red coloring of the pool deck in the photos.
  • Both Spring Showers 101 and 103 are trimmed to 10 ½” squares, and 2” are trimmed from each.
  • The saying on the left is trimmed from the 12” x 12” Far and Away Quotes & Phrases.
  •  A color stripe on the right is trimmed from Navigator 105, it just happens to be very close in color. It's great when collections can be mixed and matched.
  • The journaling strips are cut from Spring Showers 102.
  • All sections are inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Capri Blue.
  • The sections are adhered together on matching cardstock.
  • The decorative loops are die cut from Spring Showers 104.
    • A little secret here, I accidentally die cut the loops while working on another layout and saved it, happily discovering it was great for this layout
  • The title is die cut from Spring Showers 104.
I found that the Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts are a great match; not only in color but also complement the fun theme of the layout. The close-up also shows the Far and Away 500, Quotes and Phrases.
A close-up that shows the matching stripe from Navigator 105 and another Chipboard Die Cut.
The white wash of Spring Showers 102 is great for journaling. 
The pop of color from Spring Showers 104 is perfect for the title of this layout. It also adds a visual interest of triangle of color between the two sides of the double page layout.
I enjoy how the elements of several collections can work together for a great layout. 
Quick Quotes Products:
Other Products:
Aqua Cardstock by DCWV
Loops & Rick Rack by Sizzix
Moxie Classic by Quickutz
Ocean Zig Writer
Thanks so much for joining us today here at Quick Quotes. 
~ Neva
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sister Fun with Dorlene!

Hi there! It's Dorlene here to host the blog again.  I completed my layouts for my San Antonio trip.

I used each patterned paper from the Secret Garden collection. This collection is so perfect for my photos. Before putting these layouts together, I inked the edges of all the cut paper pieces using PowderPuff Chalk Inks. The inks used are Deep Sea, Lipstick, Cactus, Light Moss, Bermuda, Vanilla Cream and Island Orange.

I used my Cricut and the Ole cartridge to cut out the margarita, skeleton, photo mat and the piñatas. All the papers used are from the Secret Garden collection with the exception of the solid cardstocks. The light green which is the back of 101. I just love the bright colors and color scheme of this paper collection.

I’m sharing three different fun and colorful layouts I made using this collection.

The first layout was made by using the back sides of 102 and 104. The light green paper is the backside of 101.
  • I started by inking with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink
  • It just looked a bit too dark so I swiped Island Orange ink over the Lipstick and gave it just the right amount of color and grunginess.
  • The light green strip is inked with Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • I used both Light Moss and Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Inks for the margarita.
  • I love the contrast between the orange and light green papers and by adding the green strip to the left, it balances the page.

  • I used 102 for the base of this layout and a strip of teal cardstock inked with Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The red/yellow mats are inked with Lipstick and Vanilla Cream PowderPuff Chalk Inks.
  • I layered different labels from my stash to create a base for my skeleton.
  • Added some enamel dots and words/quote that I created myself using sticker paper and my computer.
  • Don’t you just love that skeleton! He’s so perfect for this page!

This last layout was inked with Deep Sea around the striped base paper and Cactus PowderPuff Chalk Ink around the photo mats. I also used Deep Sea along the edges of the Texas paper.

I had a lot of fun creating these layouts for our San Antonio trip! Using the Secret Garden paper collection really made it easy. All the papers coordinate and they are so pretty!

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden (Coming Soon!)

Other Products:
Enamel Dots by Queen and Company
Cork Arrow by Fun Stampers Journey
Solid Cardstock from my stash
Various Labels from my stash
Fine Point Sharpie
Thanks so much for stopping on over!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Club Q Inspiration with Rebecca!

Hi, everyone! It's Rebecca, hosting today's blog post.

Club Q is a wonderful way to receive monthly classes delivered right to your door. You can choose Layouts, Altered kits or the Ultimate Combo. Complete with fully illustrated instructions, you can complete projects very quickly and easily.

You don't "have" to follow the layout instructions...just let your creativity flow! That is what I did for the following layout.


  • I chose to ink the white chipboard frames with Desert Sun. 
  • I added my photos to the frames.
  • Next, I took the laser cut "hearts" and snipped them in half.
  • I rolled the half-hearts to give them added dimension.
  • Using a circle in the kit, I began to layer each of the petals as shown in the photo.
  • I used the larger "hearts" and filled in between the smaller ones.
  • I glued the last set from behind. 
  • I added foam tape and the second circle from the kit, along with the white button.
  • I used the larger "hearts" and made a butterfly. Free hand cutting for the body.
  • I used the hearts in a cluster to make a different style flower.
  • I cut apart the green "hearts" to make more accent petals.
  • Finally, I drew petals on the scraps for larger petals. I chose to roll, add veins and ink each petal.
Here are the accents up close.

Left side of layout.

Right side of layout.

Quick Quotes Products:
May Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cactus, Lipstick, Desert Sun, Royal Blue and Mocha Mama

Club Q offers so much in one package!  If you haven't tried it yet, you should!  Great projects delivered right to your door. 

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!
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Monday, May 14, 2018

Edge of the Sea with Alicia!

Alicia blogging today with a layout from my January vacation.  I love watery vacations! 

The Navigator papers were just perfect for documenting my experience.  I used several leftover die cuts from the April Club Q layouts.  I also used several pieces from Navigator 500 Quotes and Phrases.  I inked all edges generously with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I used my Canon PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Printer to print just the right pictures to scrap. In this area of the resort the waves crash against rocks and make for quite a splash zone. I took dozens of pictures to try and capture the perfect spray of water. 

Do you remember long, long ago when you had to wait until you printed the entire roll of film to even determine if you captured good pictures?  We have come a long way and it is so easy to print off just the perfect pictures at home with fantastic quality.

I finished off my layout with some netting and seashells. I used pop dots to bring the quote pieces up off the page and over the fiber. It is a little bulky and I don't scrap every page like this but it just finished off this layout so beautifully.

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack (102, 103 and 105)
Navigator 500
PowderPuff Chalking Inks:BermudaSandy Shore and Tropical Punch
April Club Q Pieces

Canon Products:
PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Printer
PGI 250XL CLI 251XL 6 Color Value Pack

Other Products:
Seashells and Fiber
Ink Pen and Pop Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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